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Ocular staphylococcal hypersensitivity - External and Internal Eye
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Ocular staphylococcal hypersensitivity - External and Internal Eye

Contributors: Brandon D. Ayres MD, Christopher Rapuano MD, Harvey A. Brown MD, Sunir J. Garg MD, Lauren Patty Daskivich MD, MSHS
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Synopsis

Staphylococcal hypersensitivity, or staphylococcal marginal keratitis, is an immune response seen in the peripheral cornea to the patients' eyelid flora. Patients will often complain of pain, light sensitivity, redness, tearing, eyelid crusting, and foreign body sensation. If the tearing is severe enough, vision may be reduced.

Codes

ICD10CM:
H16.8 – Other keratitis

SNOMEDCT:
95730003 – Marginal keratitis

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Last Updated:01/20/2015
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Ocular staphylococcal hypersensitivity - External and Internal Eye
Ocular staphylococcal hypersensitivity : Photophobia, Bilateral distribution, Corneal peripheral lesion, Conjunctival injection, Excessive tearing
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